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Empty nest

Kiruchi “Hitachino Nest” White Ale (Japan) – Beautiful, soft, elegant, and as fully-integrated as any white ale of my memory. The tendency when drinking non-blind like this is, of course, to be moved to say things like “the sort of white ale a Japanese brewery would make, everything just so” without knowing if that’s the same reaction one would have if drinking blind, and yet…well, it is exactly that. (12/11)